How Nigerian Troops Dismantle 81 Illegal Refineries, Arrest 81 Oil Thieves In Niger Delta

Date: 01-12-2022 8:20 pm (1 month ago) | Author: onuigbo felicia
- at 1-12-2022 08:20 PM (1 month ago)
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Nigerian troops fighting oil thieves in Niger Delta under the code name “Operation Delta Safe’’ have destroyed 81 illegal refining sites and arrested 81 oil thieves in the last two weeks.

They also destroyed 254 storage tanks, 173 cooking ovens, 118 dugout pits, and 36 wooden boats found at the sites.

Director, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. Musa Danmadami, said these on Thursday in Abuja at the bi-weekly update on nationwide military operations.

He said the troops also arrested the 81 suspected oil thieves in different locations during the conduct of “Operation Octopus Grip’’.

The troops also recovered 1.06 litres of crude oil, 391,000 litres of diesel, 11 cars, six tankers, eight pumping machines and three motorcycles.

They also recovered two outboard engines, one tricycle, and five AK47 rifles loaded with 7.62mm special bullets.

Danmadami said the troops also raided a suspected gunmen enclave at Ebem Community in Abi Local Government Area of Cross River, arrested suspects and recovered arms and ammunition.

He added that in the Southeast, the military, in conjunction with other security agencies had continued to sanitise the region in the fight against the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra/Eastern Security Network (IPOB/ESN).

In the Southwest, troops of “Operation AWATSE’’ recovered 447 (50kg) bags of foreign rice, 125 jerry cans of 25 litres of petrol and one vehicle.

Danmadami also told newsmen that all recovered contraband items were handed over to the Nigerian Customs Service for further action.

Posted: at 1-12-2022 08:20 PM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
- maizaxx at 1-12-2022 08:39 PM (1 month ago)
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Okay but I feel it would have been better if they were supported to make it legal.
That way it will provide employment for them and benefit to us as a nation considering all our refineries are down.
Posted: at 1-12-2022 08:39 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Jiiitk4 at 1-12-2022 08:58 PM (1 month ago)
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We want to hear the number of  terrorists camps  you  have been able to destroy up north  and  not the hungry  illegal refinery  operators.  Do we  have any  working  refinery  in Nigeria?
Posted: at 1-12-2022 08:58 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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- kp45 at 1-12-2022 10:00 PM (1 month ago)
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Ok
Posted: at 1-12-2022 10:00 PM (1 month ago) | Hero
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- gogoman at 1-12-2022 10:41 PM (1 month ago)
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Good job boys!!! arrest and jail  jail jail jail jail jail jail jail nail nail nail nail jail dem all!!!!!!!!! Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 1-12-2022 10:41 PM (1 month ago) | Grande Master
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- constigoldo at 2-12-2022 01:04 PM (1 month ago)
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So oil thieves dey Niger State too?
Posted: at 2-12-2022 01:04 PM (1 month ago) | Hero
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